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... we're off to our next destination, Carson City where we'll spend a full week and investigate the area as well as check out records for Lynn's 2Grandfather's time here. As I mentioned before, he came from Wales to Massachusetts and found his way here where he worked as a silver miner at the Comstock Mine in Virginia City, Nevada.
We made it easily to Carson and got set up in a great site at the end ...
I awoke this morning at 5am and looked out our room's window on the 18th floor to see beautiful white mountains. Took my shower got dressed and enjoyed a nice cup of hot coffee while waiting for Dave and Elisa to wake up.
Around 7:00am Dave and Elisa woke up and rolled out of bed about ½ hour later. We all admired the morning view with all the snow on the mountains.
After we all were dressed we went to venture out to find a restaurant here ...
... this super blue lake. I'm guessing its because its so cold so there isnt any seaweed, i never saw or smelled it. Super windy, glad i wore my glasses today, i would had to remove my sand filled contacts right away. We then went to a steep hike at Emerald Bay to get a good look at VIKINGSHOLM on the island. Long story short, a rich lady from finland had her nephew build this cool historic place on the island with super authentic style and decor. ...
... soft in the noon day sun. When this happens the snow melts underneath the top layer of snow leaving what I call a land mine. When you step on these spots of snow you sink sometimes up to your hips. This is known as post-holing. This is very dangerous as you have no idea when it will happen nor what you will be stepping onto. Post holing on top of a boulder strewn mountain pass is an easy way to break an ankle.
16 miles (829.5)
Mather pass (12000ft)
Welcome to our new travel blog - Gary and Joyce's Great Africa Adventure! After more than a year of planning and training (and planning some more), we are now within a month of leaving for Africa!!
Gary and I will be in Tanzania, Africa for three weeks, really necessary given that it takes about 24 hours flying time each ...